Arizona Republican Senator John McCain is slamming his fellow Republicans; both, presidential candidate Mitt Romney and billionaire Sheldon Adelson. McCain has also indicated that he is not in approval of the Supreme Court's 5-4 Citizens United ruling. During that ruling, the Supreme Court said that companies should be treated as people without limits in the amount of money they can donate to a candidate.
According to McCain, "Much of Mr. Adelson's casino profits that go to him come from his casino in Macau, which says that obviously, maybe in a roundabout way foreign [Chinese] money is coming into an American political campaign… That is a great deal of money, and we need a level playing field and we need to go back to the realization… that we have to have a limit on the flow of money and corporations are not people."
According to the NY Times, Adelson, a billionaire casino owner, and his wife, Dr. Miriam Adelson, gave $10 million to Restore Our Future, a “super PAC” backing Mitt Romney, people with knowledge of the contribution said Wednesday. The move leaves the Adelsons by far the most prolific campaign donors in the country.
The NY Times is also reporting that, "All told, they have [Adelson and his wife have] given at least $35 million to pro-Republican super PACs during the 2012 campaign, along with several hundred thousand dollars’ worth of $2,500 checks directly to federal candidates."
Share on Facebook